I really love Bakers Choices Assorted biscuits. A real mix of lovely biscuits . . . choices, choices, choices . . . Somehow though there’s always a race for the ginger biscuit covered in chocolate wrapped in foil. It’s shiny and the ultimate prize. The other biscuits I’ll eat, well, because they are there . . .
This is how I feel about the Real Techniques Core collection. Some are there but one is the prize!
The sets includes a Buffing Brush, Contour Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush and Detailer Brush, plus a case to carry them in and that’s self standing to easily display your brushes. Cool, no?
The Buffing brush is my chocolate covered ginger snap. This brush is a medium-sized, circular brush that widens at the end with a slight domed edge. . The brush is half the size of a ruler so you control the brush and not the other way around! I use this for buffing in foundation and it leaves an airbrushed finish with a few, quick motions. It’s densely packed with soft bristles like the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, just wider, so it covers a greater surface area.
The Real Techniques Contour Brush is small, domed-shaped soft and slightly fluffy but firm enough to hold its shape. The bristles are dense at the base and looser at the top. This brush is great for contouring because it fits beautifully into the hollows of the cheeks. This works best with cream contouring products.
The Pointed Foundation Brush is surprisingly really small for a foundation brush. Now I know, the brush box didn’t say “sample” size or “travel” size on the box so I would be right to assume that it’s the regular size.
It reminded me of a huge concealer brush but it too fluffy to apply a concealer and way too big and would probably drink up all my concealer.
But I found it great to set my under-eye concealer with a setting powder or for applying powder highlighter above my cheekbones. I wouldn’t use this brush for liquid or creams at all because I think it works best with powder, but I’m certain you can apply liquid and cream products with it. . I wouldn’t because it’s too tiny for my liking.
The Detailer Brush is quite firm and works great with both liquid, creams and powders. I’ve used it to highlight the inner corner of my eyes with eye shadow. It works great as a lip brush and for spot concealing too.
The quality of the brushes is pretty decent. I did notice some shedding in the buffing brush, and after washing they retained their shape.
Overall, this brush set is decent. I’d just rather buy the buffing brush on its own because I’ll probably only ever use that. I don’t like the idea of “finding a use for a brush”. That said, good value for money.